Home Family Photographer Raleigh NC | Baby Asher

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Man I LOVE this session.  Not only is this family completely gorgeous, but they are also just the nicest people.  I was so happy to have the chance to travel to Charlotte to photograph Zoe and Aaron's growing family after they welcomed their second son. 

And can we talk about siblings for a second?  My heart goes flip flop when I'm taking pictures of older siblings loving on their baby brother or sister.  It's basically the sweetest thing ever, and a photograph that I know will be treasured forever.  Big brother Levi didn't disappoint, as he was so proud of his new baby and more than happy to love on him during our session. 

Here are a few favorites from our home newborn session, enjoy!

Raleigh Newborn Photography | Baby Juliana

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I struggled with what to write about this newborn session, mainly because it meant the world to me and it's hard to put it into words just how much, but I'll try:

Kelley and Jon are among my husband and I's dearest and closest friends, and to say they are like family to us is not an exaggeration. 

So when their first sweet Baby Boy was born still at 30 weeks, we cried for them - and with them.  The next year when they told us they were pregnant again, we cautiously rejoiced with them.  It wasn't until Juliana Rae was born on September 5th that we breathed a sigh of intense relief for this sweet family who had endured the worst and survived.

I gleefully traveled to Charlotte to meet and photograph this sweet girl shortly after she arrived, and didn't want to leave when it was over.  I'll forever be grateful to have been able to document this time for my dear friends.  Enjoy a few favorites from my time spent with some of my favorite people!

To read more about Kelley and Jon's journey through loss, be sure to check out her blog DonutsandYoga.com.  Her writing is raw and beautiful and tells their story better than I or anyone else ever could. 

 

 

Home Newborn Photography Session Raleigh NC | Maddox Family

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This at-home newborn session was food for my soul.  I photographed Tiffany and her husband while she was pregnant with baby Jack, and photographing a maternity session always make the newborn session all the more special to me, mainly because I already have a relationship and connection with the parents.   I just love getting to see them transition from the phase of waiting to that sweet and sacred newborn phase, and this time was no different. 

I so enjoyed getting to know this sweet family and documenting this incredibly special time in their lives.  Enjoy just a few favorites from their home newborn photography session!

Jamie Vinson is a newborn photographer serving Raleigh NC and surrounding areas (Wake Forest, Apex, Cary, Chapel Hill and Durham).  She specializes in natural and simple newborn photography that focuses on the connection between you and your new baby.  For more information regarding booking a session, inquire here.

 

 

Raleigh Lifestyle Family Photographer | The DeLormes

Dream session, dream clients. 

First of all Melissa is a ridiculously talented photographer, so when she asked ME to take her family photos I was all like WHO ME?  It's super flattering when other photographers ask you to take photos for them, and it also adds a touch more pressure than normal - kind of like cooking dinner for a famous chef, ya know?  Anyways, this family was/is a complete delight and I had so much fun hanging with them at their house for a while, and venturing to an outdoor location for a few portraits.  It's basically how I would plan every family photography session to go.  Everyone feels more relaxed in their own home (1 year olds included!) and I just love capturing families in their home environment.  And then once we've warmed everyone up a bit we go outside and get some lovely outdoor images as well.  Best.of.both.worlds. 

Enjoy a few favorites from my time spent with this adorable family!

Jamie Vinson is a wedding and lifestyle family photographer residing in Raleigh NC, and serving clients in Durham, Chapel Hill, Wake Forest, Cary and beyond.  She specializes in creating intimate, emotional images and turning those images into treasured family heirlooms through fine art prints and artisan albums.  Contact Jamie here or at jamie@jamievinsonphotography.com

Raleigh Newborn Photographer | Baby Zinnia

At the beginning of every at-home lifestyle newborn session I take a few minutes to walk around my clients' homes to look for interesting spots with beautiful light to use for the session.  Let's just say that when I saw this window seat with the gorgeous light pouring in, I almost squealed with delight. 

Jess & Erin are dear friends and I was beyond honored to come take photos of them as a new family of three after their sweet daughter was born.  I've known Jess since we were kids and I've never seen this wonderful woman as happy as she is now.  She and Erin are a perfect match for each other, and I know they are going to be the most wonderful parents.  I can't wait to watch this little baby girl grow. 

Jamie Vinson is a wedding and lifestyle family photographer residing in Raleigh NC, and serving clients in Durham, Chapel Hill, Wake Forest, Cary and beyond.  She specializes in creating intimate, emotional images and turning those images into treasured family heirlooms through fine art prints and artisan albums.  Contact Jamie here or at jamie@jamievinsonphotography.com

Raleigh Senior Photographer | Rachel's Graduation Session

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Y'all, this girl.  She's our amazing babysitter and I really could go on and on about how great she is, how smart and kind she is, how she is one of the few souls on this planet that I trust my kids with, but I won't.  All I'll say is, if I ever have the pleasure of meeting Rachel's parents I am going to sit them down and ask them all the questions to try to figure out the secrets to raising a woman as good as this one is.  She's graduating NC State and is off to pursue her Doctorate of Physical Therapy and I couldn't be happier for her (except she is leaving us and I will never forgive her for that). JK Rach - Love you, and congratulations! <3Wishing you all the best in your next adventure!

 

Jamie Vinson is a wedding and lifestyle family photographer residing in Raleigh, NC and serving Cary, Chapel Hill, Durham, Wake Forest and surrounding areas.  She specializes in authentic lifestyle portraits with a fine art approach by utilizing beautiful light and real emotion.  To book your session with Jamie, contact her here or email her at jamie@jamievinsonphotography.com.

Raleigh Family Photographer | Hoskins Lifestyle Family Session

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Twin parents never fail to amaze me.  Jessie and Sean are no different; these two just have it together.  They are totally dominating this whole two babies at once thing.  Me?  I'd probably be rocking in a corner somewhere - one at a time was hard enough for me!  Not these guys though, during our short time together for this session I saw them feed them, change them, play with them, put them down for naps, (basically, you know, all the things) and they were totally cool the whole time, even with me there with my camera snapping away.

I'm lucky enough to call these two people friends, and so this session meant all the more to me.  I'm completely in love with their twin boys and can't wait to see them again so I can give them a snuggle.  Thank you Jessie and Sean for making this lifestyle family session so easy and so wonderful!  Enjoy a few favorites from our time together!

Jamie Vinson is a wedding and lifestyle family photographer residing in Raleigh, NC, and serving Cary, Chapel Hill, Durham, Wake Forest, and surrounding areas.  She specializes in creating beautiful images filled with genuine emotion, and preserving them in fine art albums and prints.  Inquire today to book a session!

Sunset Maternity Family Photography Raleigh | Kennedy Family

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I love maternity sessions that include the whole family, it's a last chance to document life as you know it before you welcome another beautiful little soul to your family.  You'd never know from the gorgeous warm light we were shooting in, but this sunset maternity family session took place on a super chilly evening in Spring.  We were having unseasonably warm weather up until the day of the session, so it surprised us all when it turned downright cold!  This incredible family toughed it out though, and I'm so glad they did.  What we ended up with were some heartfelt, authentic and beautiful images of this family of three (soon to be four!).

 

Jamie Vinson is a wedding and lifestyle family, newborn and maternity photographer residing in Raleigh, North Carolina.  She serves Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Wake Forest, Cary and beyond.  Jamie specializes in creating authentic images in beautiful light, and preserving those images in custom artwork that can be treasured and passed down to future generations.

Raleigh Family Photographer | Moore Family

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Can you even believe how adorable this family is?  I can't.  I had the pleasure of doing a lifestyle newborn session with them when baby Ada was born, and it's totally one of my favorite sessions to date.  So I was clearly pumped when they wanted to do another family photography session.  This family is a pleasure to photograph not only because they are beautiful inside and out, but also because of how much they LOVE each other.  Even the short amount of time I've spent with them was enough to really get a sense of how this family loves on one another, and its beautiful.

I'll always try to get parents to take a second and get a shot with just the two of them, if for no other reason than to honor the love that started the story of their family in the first place.  These two were more than willing to steal away for a second to love on each other, and let me tell you, they heated it up just as much as any newlywed couple I've photographed.

So yeah, I could just take pictures of this family all day.  Anytime my families show up ready to just have fun and love on each other it makes for a magical session, and this one was no exception.    Enjoy a couple faves from my time spent with this sweet, sweet family of four.

Session Location: The JC Raulston Arboretum

Jamie Vinson is a lifestyle wedding, family, newborn and maternity photographer residing in Raleigh, NC.  She specializes in creating beautiful images filled with authentic emotion, and then turning those images into heirloom art pieces to be enjoyed for generations.  To inquire, contact her here or at jamie@jamievinsonphotography.com

Lifestyle Family Photographer - 6 Month Milestone Session - Baicy

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Lifestyle Family Session - Raleigh NC

In-home family lifestyle sessions are my jam.  I LOVE photographing families in the place where they are most comfortable - it makes for an easy going and fun session and as an added bonus produces some beautiful and authentic images.  Even though I might tell you to cozy up in a corner on the floor next to a window, which could seem weird, you're gonna have to trust me.  It'll be good.  Promise.

This family is so dear to my heart, so the fact that they asked me to document these first milestones in their daughter's life is beyond an honor for me.  I've watched my friend transition into motherhood so effortlessly, and little Evie is just a delight.  It was really hard to narrow down my favorites for this blog post - but here are my favorite picks from Evie's 6 month milestone session: Jamie Vinson is a lifestyle family, newborn and maternity photographer residing in Raleigh, NC and serving clients across the state and beyond.  For more information or to book a lifestyle family session with Jamie, contact her here.